Global NY Fund Grant Program

** Program paused, due to reopen in 2024 **

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The Global NY Fund provides grants and loans to help New York State’s small- and medium-sized businesses go global and create new jobs. The Global NY Fund Grant Program is open to New York State companies and not-for-profit economic development organizations seeking to create or expand direct exports. All export grants are awarded on a reimbursable basis.

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**The fund is currently paused. Please check this page for updates.**

ESD is providing grants of up to $25,000 to help companies start exporting or increase their global exports. Grants of up to $100,000 are available to not-for-profit organizations that provide export assistance and trade education to New York State companies. The grant will reimburse up to 50% of total project costs for companies and up to 75% of total project costs for not-for-profit economic development organizations.

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Grant applicants should speak with an ESD Global NY Representative for guidance; failure to do so could significantly delay application review and approval.  A directory of ESD Global NY representatives by region is below.

Region Counties International Trade Manager
Capital District Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington Kathryn Bamberger
[email protected]
(518) 270-1133
Central New York Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego Carolyn Baker-Scott
[email protected]
(585) 399-7060
Finger Lakes Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates Carolyn Baker-Scott
[email protected]
(585) 399-7060
Long Island Nassau and Suffolk Loretta Beine
[email protected]
(631) 435-0717
Mid-Hudson Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Neel Nayak
[email protected]
(845) 500-9203
Mohawk Valley Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie Kathryn Bamberger
[email protected]
(518) 270-1133
New York City Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond Brian Teubner
[email protected]
(212) 803-2346
North Country Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, Franklin and Saint Lawrence Kathryn Bamberger
[email protected]
(518) 270-1133
Southern Tier Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins Neel Nayak
[email protected]
(845) 567-4882
Western NY Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara

Mo Sumbundu
[email protected]

Download the grant guidelines

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Allowable Uses of Program Funds

Approved Grant Applications can assist New York State companies and not-for-profit organizations with:

  • Market customization
  • Participation in trade shows/missions
  • Export workshops
  • Product adaptations to meet foreign regulatory requirements
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For Profit Companies:

  • Located in New York State
  • Have 500 or fewer employees in New York State
  • Intend to begin exporting or expand export sales in foreign markets
  • At least one of the following:
    1. 51% of the value of finished product or service originates in New York, the calculation of which includes the value of the raw materials and component parts, manufacturing process, advertising and promotion, distribution, warehousing, and designs and other intellectual property

    2. A business that is certified as a local producer through a regional chamber of commerce or economic development agency (e.g., Made in NY; Made in Brooklyn)
  • Business is viable and in existence for at least one year by the date of application for the Global NY Fund Grant
  • Demonstrated need for grant assistance
  • Demonstrated understanding of costs associated with exporting and doing business with foreign buyers, including costs of freight forwarding, customs brokers, packing, shipping, marketing, etc.


Not-for-profit organizations:

  • Located in New York State
  • Have a demonstrated history of helping New York State businesses export and/or contribute to state or regional economic development through the promotion of international trade
  • Be (or become) registered and up-to-date with its filing with the Office of Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, certified in the Office of the State Comptrollers’ VendRep System, prequalified with New York State Grants Gateway, and in compliance with all other relevant statutory requirements
  • An unincorporated trade association may be a co-applicant with a NYS not-for-profit organization, IDA or LDC, but the latter entity must be the contractual party if a grant is awarded
  • All not-for-profit organizations must be prequalified in order to do business with New York State and to apply for grants. In order to prequalify, not-for-profit organizations must submit an online Prequalification Application through the Grants Gateway. The Prequalification Application is comprised of five components to gauge your organizational structure and the types of services you provide. The required forms and document uploads are all part of the Document Vault.  Resources to complete the application and associated document vault can be found in the Quick Links Section of the Grants Gateway website.

New Exporters should click here to determine their level of export readiness.

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Review Process

Global NY Grant Fund applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Please allow sufficient time for review and approval between the submission date and the date of the first activity for which you seek funding (if you submit an application on January 1st, the application should not contain any events that take place before April 1st). Average processing time is 90 days. To be considered for reimbursement, no costs may be incurred prior to grant award notification (with the exception of trade show booth deposits).

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How to Apply

Complete the Global NY Grant Fund Application electronically and e-mail it to [email protected]. A hard copy application should also be mailed to 633 3rd Avenue – 36 FL, New York, NY 10017 (Att: Global NY). Failure to submit supporting documentation, including the line item budget below, will delay the processing of your application. Please submit your application and supporting documents as separate documents, not as one file.

For-Profit Business

Not-for-Profit Organization